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Scenes of the City: The Tenderloin National Forest

We recently paid a visit to a 25-by-136-foot cluster of trees and foliage in SF's Tenderloin. Sporting the clever name The Tenderloin National Forest, this oasis is nestled between a cluster of residential buildings and hotels as a welcome sanctuary in the midst of the gritty neighborhood.

Scenes of the City: America's Cup

We recently we headed out onto SF Bay to catch some of the America's Cup Red Bull Youth racing to give you a bit of a preview of what will happen over this weekend, starting Sunday.

Scenes of the City: A Final Goodbye to the Lower Haight's Silly Pink Bunny

When we learned that one of the great pieces of public art in the Lower Haight would soon come down, we rushed over to the 'hood to say our final goodbyes.

Scenes of the City: America's Cup

Despite the recent gray weather, the high-speed racing continued on the SF Bay with even more America's Cup sailing.

Scenes of the City: Mission Bowling Club

If you haven't yet been to the year-old Mission Bowling Club yet, here's a peek at what you've been missing.

Scenes of the City: Beer On Wheels Aboard the brewtruck

We hung out with the brewtruck crew a couple times recently, once while driving around our beautiful city, and again at Fort Mason. Either way, we thoroughly enjoyed the world’s first mobile taproom.

Scenes of the City: Oakland's Bill Pickett Rodeo

It's summertime, and that means it's rodeo season. Get out your boots and hat, and head to your nearest fair.

Scenes of the City: Portola's Abandoned Rose Nursery

For this week's Scenes of the City we tour a historical gem in San Francisco's Portola District. Overgrown and falling apart, the 'hood's old rose nursery is one of those places that reaps its magic from its state of decay. Full of brambles, broken glass, and old nursery tools, the greenhouse takes up an entire city block. See it on Google maps here

Scenes of the City: Russian Hill's Idyllic Macondray Lane

This week, we take you to a little-known forested pocket of the city. The idyllic Macondray Lane is a wooded pedestrian path on the south-eastern side of Russian Hill in San Francisco.

Scenes of the City: On the Job with the SF Bar Pilots

This week, we take you out in the early morning activities of the SF Bar Pilots. To start the day, we arrived at Pier 9, next door to the new Exploratorium, at 4 am at the Bar Pilots headquarters.

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